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"We are neighbours. Russia is part of Greater Europe. The European Union is a major player in the European space, but it is not the whole of Europe, n...

Shaping the next generation of experts is the main goal of the education and training system on nonproliferation, created and supported by PIR Center...

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The recent PIR Center report, “Iran in the Regional and Global Perspective” offers a fresh twist on advice for negotiators as they continue to work on an agreement. As a compilation of articles by experts who met in Bangkok and Moscow in 2014 to explore the prerequisites of longer term solutions for...

The book “The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy” by David Hoffman is a true documentary thriller focusing on the most difficult period of the 20th century. The international situation at that time is described as teetering on the brink of a nuclear world ...

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The Russia-China deal on cyber-security could send a warning signal to the U.S., which might view the deal as a growing threat to its economic and security interests in cyberspace.  

Originally written for Russia Direct and published on May 21 2015

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Crypto currencies, of which the most prevalent is the so called Bitcoin, are a new phenomenon in global finance. Serious security issues associated with them, such as possibility of financing criminal activities and terrorism, the risk of getting hacked and the potential to use Bitcoin to launder mo...

When you look at the title of this presentation, actually, there were two ways of pronouncing it. One is what I chose in the beginning: Europe minus Russia, but minus also, when you put it in math, is also a dash. Dash normally connects Europe and Russia. Minus disconnects Europe from Russia and Rus...

The 4th Global Conference on Cyberspace, which took place in the Hague, the Netherlands, on 16-17th of April, left mixed feelings. The Dutch government has clearly put a lot of effort into getting the most burning issues of cybersecurity into its agenda, enlarging the participation of stakeholders i...

Till 2014 the issue of nuclear weapons on Ukraine’s territory, and of security assurances to be given to Ukraine in return for becoming a non-nuclear weapon state, seemed to be resolved once and for all in the Trilateral Statement by the Russian, U.S. and Ukrainian presidents, and then in the Budape...

The first half of 2014 was marked with dramatic changes in the landscape of the international relations and global security. The new Cold reality rapidly has emerged from the global and regional trouble spots, including the chaos in the Middle East, deteriorating conflict in the east of Ukraine, and...

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